For those of you who are not in the habit of scouring the gov.uk website for newsworthy information, we have reproduced an announcement by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office that outlines their training scheme aimed at reducing attacks and saving lives.
If your business is vulnerable to this type of risk, due to location or other reasons, then organisations wanting more information, or to apply for registration, should visit the National Counter Terrorism Security Office website’s ACT Awareness page.
Over 1500 companies across the UK have signed up to the innovative training scheme. In just six months since the product was first made available, organisations as varied as John Lewis & Partners, the English National Opera and Manchester Cathedral have enrolled their staff.
Called ACT Awareness e-Learning, the training was developed in a ground-braking partnership between Counter Terrorism Policing and retail giant Marks & Spencer. It covers how to spot the signs of suspicious behaviour and what to do if an attack should take place.
Free to use, the course can be divided into short sections to suit business needs. However, it takes just 45 minutes in total to complete.
None of us relish the prospect of being involved in a terrorist event, but this initiative could help reduce its incidence. And its free to use. Another string to add your human resources bow?